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Molson Coors Beverage (TAP) Has Fallen 41% in Last One Year, Underperforms Market

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If you are looking for the best ideas for your portfolio you may want to consider some of Upslope Capital Management's top stock picks. Upslope Capital Management, an investment management firm, is bearish on Molson Coors Beverage Co (NYSE:TAP) stock. In its Q2 2019 investor letter – you can download a copy here – the firm discussed its investment thesis on Molson Coors Beverage Co (NYSE:TAP) stock. Molson Coors Beverage Co (NYSE:TAP) is a multinational brewing company.

On July 15, 2019, Upslope Capital Management had released its Q2 2019 investor letter. Molson Coors Beverage Co (NYSE:TAP) stock has posted a return of -40.8% in the trailing one year period, underperforming the S&P 500 Index which returned 13.4% in the same period. This suggests that the investment firm was right in its decision. On a year-to-date basis, Molson Coors Beverage Co (NYSE:TAP) stock has fallen by 37.7%.

In Q2 2019 investor letter, Upslope Capital Management said the fund posted a return of 7.8% in the second quarter of 2019, outperforming the S&P 500 Index which returned 4.30% in the same period. Let’s take a look at comments made by Upslope Capital Management about Molson Coors Beverage Co (NYSE:TAP) stock in the Q2 2019 investor letter.

"Exited Long – Molson Coors (TAP): Performance at Molson Coors continues to be lackluster and the stock remains (very) cheap. This might be an okay scenario to sit on for the long-run – but, there seem to be better uses of capital."

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In Q2 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Molson Coors Beverage Co (NYSE:TAP) stock increased by about 6% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don't seem to agree with TAP's downside potential. Our calculations showed that Molson Coors Beverage Co (NYSE:TAP) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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